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Trick-or-treaters celebrate Halloween at Horse Barn

Trick-or-treaters celebrate Halloween at Horse Barn

Maryann Makosiej, Staff Writer

November 9, 2019

A sea of trick-or-treaters went stall to stall collecting candy from student handlers and their costume-clad horses.  The Halloween Barn event was held on Monday, October 28 at the UVM Horse Barn. It was a student-run, faculty-supported effort led by the Animal and Veterinary Science department. Adult...

OLLI lets older dogs learn new tricks

OLLI lets older dogs learn new tricks

Marjorie McWilliams, Staff Writer

November 8, 2019

When typical college students enroll in a class, the doom of an impending exam looms on the horizon. Often, it’s impossible to relax and enjoy the content of the class. While this is not a reality for most UVM students, it is for some older adults who are committed to continuing to learn. ...

Hand-poked tattoos rise in popularity

Hand-poked tattoos rise in popularity

Kellyn Doerr, Staff Writer

November 6, 2019

Dip, poke and repeat. Tons of people are going under the needle to get new ink, and it’s not in the traditional method of tattooing with a gun. People have been practicing this art for thousands of years. The art has even been traced back to ancient Egypt, Rome and the Victorian era, accordi...

Students bring awareness to assault

Students bring awareness to assault

Isabella Ross, Staff Writer

November 2, 2019

Dressed in however they chose,  protestors left Waterman Oct. 28 to demonstrate that clothing, or lack thereof, does not equal consent. UVM SlutWalk was started by  Brianna Ball ‘18 in 2017. It has been run for the past two years by senior Riri Stuart-Thompson, a member of the Womyn of Color c...

Ghostly guide to UVM’s haunted halls

Ghostly guide to UVM’s haunted halls

Kate Germain, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

Bronze leaves swirl and nights grow longer, making UVM a whole lot spookier. UVM is no exception to the haunted essence of Burlington in the fall. Many students are eerily aware of the most unsettling spots on campus, and they have something to say about it.  ROYALL TYLER THEATRE Royall Ty...

Prism Center turns 20 years old

Prism Center turns 20 years old

Jean MacBride, Staff Writer

October 10, 2019

Speeches and solidarity filled the Alumni House during the Prism Center’s 20th anniversary celebration. Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots in New York City, the Prism Center held its 20th anniversary party on Oct. 4 in the Alumni House. Students and faculty gathered to c...

Hey UVM, welcome to my dorm

Hey UVM, welcome to my dorm

Kellyn Doerr, Staff Writer

October 2, 2019

The luxurious twin XL provided by Residential Life is no longer just a place to watch Netflix with your tinder date or have mental breakdowns. With way too many Amazon Prime orders and quite a few Target runs on your mom’s credit card, many college students today have found their room can be a dazzl...

Student podcasters bring NYC to BTV

Student podcasters bring NYC to BTV

Marjorie McWilliams, Staff Writer

September 28, 2019

Three friends and roommates from the Bronx, New York, gather around a mic once a week to let loose. No Cap is a podcast created by senior engineering majors Keven Borges, Rafael Peralta and Antonio Jackson. No Cap began in February 2019 after the Black Student Union Fashion Show at UVM. It’s a weekly podcast...

Alianza Latinx kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month with flag raising ceremony

Alianza Latinx kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month with flag raising ceremony

Allie O'Connor, Assistant Culture Editor

September 16, 2019

Latin music echoed across the Davis Center circle as a group of students and staff danced and chatted. Alianza Latinx, an identity group for Latinx and Hispanic students, held a flag-raising event outside the Davis Center Sept. 13.  In total, over forty students and faculty members gathered in t...

Interfaith Center hosts Pride service

Interfaith Center hosts Pride service

Jean MacBride, Staff Writer

September 13, 2019

Sometimes a forbidden symbol in religious institutions, a rainbow LGBT flag covered the back wall of the Interfaith Center as attendees sat together in unity.  The UVM Interfaith Center held a religious service Sept. 5 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising and LGBT resilience. The eve...

Student-run barn combines equestrians and education

Student-run barn combines equestrians and education

Keely Lyons, Staff Writer

September 11, 2019

The smell of hay, freshly mowed grass and barn animals mingled with the early morning breeze.  Riders comfortably settled into the hustle of barn life that began at 9 a.m.  Located at 430 Spear St, the Ellen A. Hardacre Equine Center houses the UVM Horse Barn Co-op.  The UVM Horse Bar...

Sex education expert offers non-judgemental advice

Sex education expert offers non-judgemental advice

Marjorie McWilliams, Staff writer

September 4, 2019

Honesty, humor and inclusivity are pillars of  Jenna Emerson’s practice. Posters covered her office as she spoke about her path to professionalism.  Living Well’s sex education expert Jenna Emerson first became interested in sexuality education while taking a gender and sexuality class as an u...

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